DiCindio Law LLC | November 30, 2021 | Criminal Law
Is Strangulation A Felony in PA?
Pennsylvania passed a new law in 2016 that created a separate crime of strangulation. Previously, when someone was accused of choking or strangling someone while inflicting minimal or no injuries, the defendant would have been charged with simple assault or harassment. However, the new law… read more
DiCindio Law LLC | November 29, 2021 | DUI
What Happens When You Get A Second DUI In PA
The penalties for a second DUI conviction in Pennsylvania within 10 years are more severe than for a first DUI offense. Being a repeat DUI offender exposes you to harsh criminal penalties and other collateral consequences. At a minimum, you will face mandatory jail time,… read more
DiCindio Law LLC | November 26, 2021 | DUI
Understanding DUI Blood Test Results Time Frame in Pennsylvania
In Pennsylvania, people who are arrested on suspicion of DUI are asked to submit to chemical testing of their breath, urine, or blood within two hours of when they last drove. This testing is conducted to determine their blood alcohol content or whether drugs are… read more
DiCindio Law LLC | November 26, 2021 | Criminal Law
Is Cyberbullying A Crime In PA?
Cyberbullying is a real problem in Pennsylvania and across the U.S. This is a type of bullying that occurs online and frequently happens on social media and through text messaging. Teenagers can be the victims or perpetrators of cyberbullying, and this type of behavior can… read more
DiCindio Law LLC | November 24, 2021 | Sex Offenses
Are There Defenses To A Sex Crime Charge?
To determine the best defense strategies to implement when defending against a sex crime allegation, you must thoroughly understand the Pennsylvania sex offender laws, the statute of limitations, technical defenses, and other defenses used to challenge the credibility of the government’s evidence and witnesses. Retaining… read more
DiCindio Law LLC | November 24, 2021 | DUI
Can You Get A DUI For Open Container In Chester County PA
In Pennsylvania, most people think of DUIs when they think about alcohol-related traffic offenses. However, driving with an open container of any amount of alcohol in your vehicle can also result in charges. While an open container by itself is not enough to result in… read more
DiCindio Law LLC | November 23, 2021 | Criminal Law
Understanding the Difference Between Burglary and Criminal Trespass
In Pennsylvania, criminal trespass and burglary are related, but they are separate offenses. Both the state’s burglary and criminal trespass laws are meant to protect the public and the property people own from people entering their private property without their permission. However, burglary includes additional… read more
DiCindio Law LLC | November 22, 2021 | Criminal Law
What Makes Federal Charges More Severe Than State Charges?
Facing criminal charges in Pennsylvania can be frightening, and if the charges you are facing are federal, you could be facing even more severe penalties. While criminal charges filed in either state or federal court can result in long prison sentences, stiff fines, and other… read more
DiCindio Law LLC | November 19, 2021 | Criminal Law
What Is The Difference Between State Charges And Federal Charges?
Most people who are charged with crimes in Pennsylvania will face charges in state court. However, there are some cases in which people will be federally charged for certain criminal offenses. While criminal laws are generally the province of state legislatures and are prosecuted at… read more
DiCindio Law LLC | November 17, 2021 | DUI
Can A Lawyer Help With A DUI In Chester County PA?
Many people who are arrested for DUIs in Chester County might not know what to do. Some hesitate to talk to criminal defense attorneys because of concerns about the expense. They might also think that they should just plead guilty to get the case behind… read more